POP3 wont connect to google mail

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POP3 wont connect to google mail

Post by griff365 » 2020-02-09 19:42

I'm using an external POP3 account to pull down email from Google for a specific user.
This used to work but has stopped working.

settings in hmailserver for the external POP3 account are:

I tried enabling Google 2-factor authentication and then creating an "app specific password" in google for hmailserver to use but this didn't work.

Found a way to make it work again:
If I turn on "Less secure app access" in the Google security settings of the google account to get this working again.

Why do I have to turn on "Less Secure App Access" in Google to get this to work. This goes against Googles recommendations for security.
Ideally I'd like to enable to 2-Factor authentication on the Google account but the app specific password feature doesn't seem to be compatible with hmailserver either.

Is there something I am doing wrong?

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Re: POP3 wont connect to google mail

Post by mattg » 2020-02-10 01:14

You are not doing anything wrong

hMailserver isn't compatible with GMails 2FA (Not many programs are though to be honest)
Just 'cause I link to a page and say little else doesn't mean I am not being nice.

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Re: POP3 wont connect to google mail

Post by Virinum » 2020-02-10 08:33

So you tried this https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833 and it didn’t work?

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